General Manager Peter Anlyan says the AAA affiliation isn't the only thing new this year for the Durham Bulls. There are 2,000 new seats, a bigger and better blue monster outfield wall, and there's a chance to see a bat being made on the stadium concourse.
The Bull City bats are approved for play in the major and minor leagues. They are turned out at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park, but they aren't used by the Bulls during play. The Bulls do have their own brand of bat that is used and will be used when the team takes on Louisville before a sell-out crowd.
If you're not interested in a bat with your name on it, there are plenty of cool new T-shirts and other souvenirs at the DBAP. The new shirts sport the Bulls and Tampa Bay Devil Rays logos in many unique designs. There are also shirts complete with the team logos of the 13 AAA International League teams.
If you're looking to save money and get your kids something to remember the game by, the Bull's shop sells some 50 items that are under $5.00-- anything from mini-helmets and keychains to mini-bats and writing utensils.